Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Brighton will be aiming to move closer to the Europa League berth when they welcome Fulham to their Amex Stadium on Matchday 24. The Seagulls dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace, and, no doubt, they will give 100% to return to winning ways this weekend. All Colwill, Lallana, Moder, and Welbeck are sidelined with injuries, but Roberto De Zerbi can count on key players for Saturday’s showdown.
Meanwhile, the Cottagers aim to build on a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest. Aleksandar Mitrovic and Co. are level on points with Brighton, but seeing that the Seagulls have turned their Amex Stadium into a real fortress, home win should be considered. With no fresh injuries to report, Marco Silva is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Reds, but both Tom Cairney and Neeskens Kebano remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Joel Veltman):
Joel Veltman is a Dutch footballer who was born in Velsen on 15 January, 1992. Veltman started his youth career at VV Ijmuiden and in 2011 he was spotted by Ajax scouts. In the 2012/2013 Eredivisie campaign he played for the first team and he made seven league appearances for the Amsterdammers back then.
The centre back, who plays as a right back as well made six appearances for Jong Ajax as well, scoring one goal for the team in the Eerste Divisie. Veltman has 8 caps for Netherlands U20 team and he made his debut for the first team in November 2013 against Colombia. He started the match and he played 90 minutes in the goalless draw with the South American side.
Joel Veltman represented the Oranje at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It has to be noted that the Dutch defender made 34 league appearances for Ajax in the 2015/2016 Eredivisie campaign, scoring one goal in the process. In the 2013/2014 season he won his second Eredivisie trophy with Ajax.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.